This week (June 8th to the 16th) is World Wide Knit in Public Day, which probably should be week, I know. Anyway, that’s not important. What is important is that during this week, knitters (and crocheters) around the world have taken their crafting to the streets.
My knitting only came out with me last night. It’s been a hectic week at work, as usual this time of year. To celebrate WWKIP, my mom and I went to the Waco Knitters group last night. I love hanging out with these people. It’s so great to see what everyone is working on. Last night, the women were donating 50+ baby hats to Providence Hospital and brought them in to show and then give to Sister C to take with her. I don’t know how they make so many! The table was covered.
As we socialized, I tried to work on mom’s shawl, but I only got 3 rows done. Yesterday morning, I was slicing eggplant on the mandolin (don’t worry, I’m going somewhere with this). I remember thinking, this blade is getting dull, I just know it. I tried to inch the eggplant forward just a tad and sliced into my thumb. The cut wasn’t bad enough for stitches, but my hand did swell up a little. Ken chuckled when I told him I cut my thumb until he heard the word “mandolin.” Within an hour, the swelling was down, but the ache bugged me all day. That’s why I couldn’t knit as much as I had planned. Dull, ha!
Anyway, it’s a clean cut, so I’m hoping to be back to normal within a day. Already it feels better, which is good, because I have work to do!
While with mom, I had her try on her shawl. It has about 4-5 more inches to go, which, in such a light weight, will take some time. The gargoyle still needs his one ear, tongue, horns, and wings. He might get those Saturday, but Sunday is Father’s Day, so we’ll be out with my folks. I did manage to finish dad’s socks, though! They’re all ready to go for Father’s Day!
Are you or have you made anything for Father’s Day? What are your plans for the weekend?